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Kimberly Zhang

Should You Take Out A Personal Loan To Fund Your Business?

by / ⠀Personal Finance / January 18, 2019

If you have reasonably sound credit, it’s easy to get a personal loan – in fact, there are probably several companies actively clamoring to loan you money. When starting a business or trying to grow your company, though, steer clear of using personal funds. Despite the easy access, introducing personal funds into your professional endeavors can get messy quickly and leave your credit in shambles if things go…

Office Manager Beyond Your Budget? 4 Tips to Patch One Together

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 17, 2019

Just like human beings, startups that grow up go through “teenage” years. No longer is the founder’s basement an acceptable workplace, but office rental costs aren’t exactly within reach, either. That sole salesperson has an assistant now, but can two people truly be called a “department”? Perhaps the most awkward part of business adolescence, however, has to do with office management. With two or three, it might’ve been…

13 Leadership Blogs Every Person Under 30 Should Read

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 3, 2019

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Whether it’s coaching, taking professional development courses or made through experiences, leaders should take plenty of opportunities to strengthen their skills. Leaders need to continue on a path of growth as individuals and professionals. One of the most effective ways to become a stronger leader is by reading management and leadership blogs from the people who have the experience and knowledge to become…

8 Reasons You are not as Successful as You Should Be

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 24, 2018

Early on in my career, I had a roadmap of where I was going. It was actually pretty ambitious. However, things didn’t go the way I planned. Now, I consider that this situation was for the best. But, there were moments when I wondered why I wasn’t as successful as I had expected to be.  After some self-reflection, I determined that I was not as successful as I wanted…

Putting Video to Work For Your Small Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 21, 2018

Textual content has a place in digital marketing, but in terms of efficacy, it’s quickly taking a back seat to visual content. In particular, video content is rising to prominence as a powerful medium through which small businesses can engage and convert viewers into customers. Why Putting Video to Work for your Small Business Matters Video isn’t just another type of content – it’s the highest returning content…

11 Qualities of People With Amazing Emotional Intelligence

by / ⠀Career Advice / December 20, 2018

What makes some people more successful than others? Is it their intelligence? Their work ethic? Or, did they just run into a lucky streak? Of course, you’ll want to put your great work ethic forward. However, the truth is that if you want to succeed then you’ll need to have emotional intelligence. You’ll want to work to gain the qualities of people with amazing emotional intelligence.  As defined by…

The Most Respected Bosses Do These 12 Things

by / ⠀Career Advice / December 19, 2018

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or the CEO of an enterprise-level business, the key to your success will be in how you manage your employees. After all, it’s good for the bottom line since your management style will reduce turnover. Also, a better boss encourages employees to become more engaged, resulting in a profitability and productivity boost in your business. The most respected bosses do these 12 things.  Unfortunately,…

15 of The Most Common Interview Questions and Answers

by / ⠀Career Advice / December 19, 2018

Do you have an interview coming up? Yes, you do. Every time you meet someone new, you are in an interview. Each time you are catching up with the long-lost family or friends, you are in an interview. If you’re in an interview for a new work-related position, however, you may be anxious and nervous about making the right impression and a strong impression. One way to relax…

Why ‘Sales Operations’ Could Be the Key to Scaling Your Company

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 12, 2018

Salespeople are great at selling. They’re less great at all the things that surround the sales process — things like filling out spreadsheets, hunting down pricing and contract information, and figuring out how to use complex tools. Even the sellers who are great at these tasks are more useful to their organizations in the field or on the phone. Sales operations teams handle the busywork of selling and…

The Secret Mindset of an Amazing Public Speaker

by / ⠀Career Advice / November 13, 2018

Becoming an amazing keynote speaker doesn’t just happen. Like anything else in life, it takes practice. You’ve all heard it — any great endeavor worth doing, is worth doing it well. Without special abilities, very few people will ever just sit down and play the piano. Even with much practice, many pianist are still lousy and it makes you cringe to hear them play. Rarely will someones first…

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